Space Coast Crew Battles For Brevard Cup This Weekend
By Space Coast Daily // April 18, 2015
Rowing is the ultimate team sport
This weekend Space Coast Crew will battle Mel Hi, Sebastian River , St. Edwards and Vero Beach for Brevard Cup at Canal-54 in Fellsmere
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County’s own Space Coast Crew achieved record results last weekend at the Florida State Sculling Championships held in Sarasota’s Nathan Benderson Park.
Rowers eligible to compete in the Florida State Sculling Championships are members of the Florida Scholastic Rowing Association (FSRA) – comprised of 45 schools and clubs.
FSRA Crews from around the state race a 1500 meter course during the two day event.
“Space Coast Crew has created an environment where young adults learn how hard work and discipline pay off. This weekend’s success came from a few of the many ambitious, tenacious and disciplined individuals that Space Coast Crew has to offer,” said Head Coach Ethan Shoemaker.
The races at this year’s event included Women’s and Men’s Freshman, Junior & Varsity races with Single, Double and Quad rowers.
Women’s Coach Clay Mathieu said, “I am beyond proud of the way Space Coast Women’s Team handled themselves this weekend. Their success wasn’t from their speed per say, but rather a side effect of the hard work they’ve done so far. To me, these trophies and medals represent the new standard of excellence for Space Coast Women’s Crew.”
The rowers of Space Coast Crew had an exceptional showing at the Florida State Sculling Championships attaining the following results:
Women’s Freshman Double- State Champions:
• Sydney Novak (Viera High School) and Marissa Scalise (Westshore Jr/Sr High)
Women’s Lightweight Double – State Champions:
• Emma Compagnoni (Satellite High School) and Claire Goffinet (Westshore Jr/Sr High)
Women’s Junior Double – 2nd in State:
• Tiffanny DeZayas (Edgewood High School) and Maya Grimm (Homeschool)
Women’s Lightweight Single – 2nd in State:
• Danielle Kammerer (Merritt Island High School
Men’s Junior Double – 12th in State:
• Nick Baney (Melbourne High School) and Jackson Hall (Eau Gallie High School)
Men’s Lightweight Double – 4th in State:
• Braden Schopke (Westshore Jr/Sr High) and Noah Jayne (Homeschool)
Men’s Varsity Single Double – 3rd in State:
• Zach Skypeck (Viera High School)
Men’s Varsity Single – 7th in State:
• Jack Baney (Westshore Jr/Sr High)
This weekend Space Coast Crew will battle crews from Melbourne High School, Sebastian River High School, St. Edwards School and Vero Beach High School for the Brevard Cup at Canal-54 in Fellsmere.
Admission is free and racing will occur from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
“Rowing is the ultimate team sport, and we have seen our hard working SCC rowers really coming together as a team. We’re excited for our opportunity to compete once again with the best teams in the state later this month at the Sweep Rowing State Championship,” says Assistant Coach Rick Baney.
Space Coast Crew is a non-profit organization established in 1996 to promote the sport of rowing among Brevard County Scholastic students.
The mission of Space Coast Crew is to promote a competitive rowing program that embodies sportsmanship and ethics through the principles of respect and responsibility, and to encourage personal growth through winning and losing with dignity and self-control.
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BELOW VIDEO: Brevard County’s own Space Coast Crew achieved record results recently at the Florida State Sculling Championships held in Sarasota’s Nathan Benderson Park.